Scramble Reviews (Vectrex)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 5.0
Overall User Score (6 votes) 4.3

Critic Reviews

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Retro Game Reviews (May 19, 2015)
Scramble is a classic game that takes time to master but it's very rewarding when you do finally beat a level and get a new high-score. It does have its flaws but the smooth scrolling and captivating gameplay make this one of the best games on the Vectrex.
The Video Game Critic (Sep 02, 2001)
This is one of my all-time favorite classic shooters, so I was curious to see how it would look with vector graphics. I'm happy to report that the game plays almost exactly like its arcade counterpart. Scramble is a side-scrolling space shooter where you fly through caverns, shooting missiles and bombing fuel silos. The explosions are represented by flickering asterisks, which look slightly cheesy. The premise is to avoid incoming missiles while navigating narrow corridors, which requires a great deal of skill (which I happen to possess, by the way). I noticed that the collision detection in this game tends to be fairly lenient. Your wing can overlap the wall a little bit without causing your ship to explode. This game has three difficultly levels. It's pretty tough, and it's unlikely you'll ever reach the enemy base at the very end.
Word has it that Scramble is the single most popular Vectrex game around. If so, then Scramble is also living proof that, in the world of arcade-to-home translations, reproducing sophisticated arcade graphics pales in importance next to producing a home game that's exciting to play.
Electric Playground (Jan 30, 1997)
Scramble was a strange videogame to be chosen for the Vectrex system. The original was not a vector-based game and it wasn't exactly the latest and greatest by 1983. Even still, the Vectrex port of the Stern coin-op is good fun and great for a quick distraction. The enemies look completely different, but they are still easily identifiable and most of the gameplay is intact.